Wooley, Nate

Pleasure of the Text, 2020CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 26.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 72
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Seven Story Mountain is a reflective set, solemn, and church-like… But then it morphs into a space voyage, then to an eerie, haunted movie, and to an unplanned adventure. The album is 45 minutes long, encompassing one continuously evolving song. It is quite unique! The journey shifts to rage and finally back to church, safe and without fear as we return to the base of the mountain. Wooley experiments with the sounds of his trumpet, recorded sounds, electronics, a choir, strings and lots of imagination. The liner notes explain the puzzle with a minute-by-minute roadmap to guide you through the performance.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz